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Just War And The Jewish State: Their Home Is Their Castle

By Audrey Russo

May 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Believe it or not, in a Blue State like NY, we actually have an article in the Penal Law that allows us to employ self-defense. Article 35 of the Penal Law specifies when an individual is justified in using force to defend life or property. (Proof that there was once sanity in the Empire State.)


Many States in the union have adopted an American doctrine known as, The Castle Doctrine...


The Castle Doctrine, or the Defense of Habitation Law, is derived from English Common Law. The law defines ones home, or in some cases any place that you legally occupy, as a place where you have the liberty to be free from trespass.  It also gives you the right to defend your life, or the life of another who legally occupies the “castle”, with deadly force if the situation warrants it.  In a legal proceeding your actions can be defended as justifiable under the Castle Doctrine.


The Castle Doctrine is a microcosm of the Just War Doctrine, which states that a nation may justly go to war for some restricted reasons, which are basically those of self-defense, and the rescue of another nation from an aggressor.


Guess what? Israel has a right to defend itself ... according to international law and the UN Charter (article 51). As stated by Alan Dershowitz, "...acts of war — known as Casus Belli — fully justify an Israeli armed response ... Providing weapons to a declared enemy in the face of an embargo has historically been deemed an armed attack under the law of war, especially when those providing the weapons intend for them to be used against the enemy's civilians."


Iran has been providing weapons to Hamas (and Hezbollah), to attack Israeli civilians, for some time. The proof is unequivocal. And Iran's puppet Assad has been testing Chemical Weapons on his own people in preparation for an attack on the Arab/Muslim world's number one enemy: Israel.


Therefore ... Voila ... there exists more than sufficient justification for Israel to severely damage, if not destroy, Iran's nuclear program ... and any other threat to their national security.


International Law agrees. The UN Charter agrees. Sovereign, peace-loving nations agree. Allow Israel to protect and defend ... to do otherwise would be the apex of artifice.


Shalom through strength...